Carl Spitzweg - Das Auge des Gesetzes (Justitia)

auction 387, Lot 400

FINE ART AND ANTIQUES  on 6 May 2020

Carl Spitzweg

Das Auge des Gesetzes (Justitia)

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result:
€ 698.500 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

Spitzweg, Carl

The Eye of the Law (Justitia)

 

Inscribed lower left with an S in the rhombus (incised). Dated "XIT.MDCCCLVII" (1857) on the architrave. Oil on canvas. 48.5 x 26.7 cm. Restored. Framed. Frame verso: handwritten numbering of Central Collecting Point, Munich "9629". - Typewritten label with description of the article, numbering "Lfd. Nr. 25" and stamped "Bundespräsidialamt / Bundeseigentum". - Exhibition label of Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1985/86. - Exhibition label of Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2003. Stretcher verso: handwritten inscription: "Lanna K[?] 203" and "Spitzweg". - Label with numbering "62", so-called Linz number. - Stamp of the Central Office for the Preservation of Monuments. - Label with typewritten inscription "Bonn, Bundespräsidialamt / FIAT JUSTITIA!". - Stamped "Bundespräsidialamt / Bundeseigentum". - Exhibition label of Haus der Kunst, Munich 1985/86. Cardboard of frame: exhibition label of Seedamm Kulturzentrum with date stamp "08. Jan. 2003". Provenance: Estate of the artist. - Baron von Lanna Collection, Prague (circa 1906). - Leo Bendel Collection (1868-1940), Berlin. - Heinemann Gallery, Munich (1937). - Acquired by Maria Almas Dietrich for the planned Führermuseum in Linz (1938). - Central Collecting Point, Munich (1945). - Office of the Federal President (since 1961). - 2019 returned to the heirs after Leo Bendel.